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Posted 09/21/2010   12:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redbus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Here is my C3 Jenny.

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Posted 09/21/2010   02:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add marcbkk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I quite like this block of Canadian I have. Scott #C2 - 1930

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Posted 09/21/2010   03:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


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Posted 09/21/2010   12:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A bi-color I haven't seen too often:

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Posted 09/21/2010   1:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add marcbkk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, that old Thai stamp is cool. All I have are new Thai ones :(
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Posted 09/21/2010   9:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow!
I collect Thai, and that stamp is in my "Top 10"
stamps of all time.....wow wow.

The only copy I have is chewed and torn.

Oh dear, covet covet.

That stamp needs to be scanned for full screen width.
Thankfully the Thai decided to go bi-colour on the piddly 50 satang value of Garuda.
Oh my, my, that is a beautiful stamp.

Marc, can you read the bottom row?
Satang 50 "agad borisat"? Siam
Is that Thai for airmail?, my Thai is very rusty.
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Edited by rod222 - 09/21/2010 9:48 pm
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Posted 09/22/2010   01:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add marcbkk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod - I do speak fluent Thai, but regrettably, even after 15 years here, I still can't read it. But Agad would mean "air" or "weather" in Thai. Borisat is "a company" as in business. I am not actually sure how you would say airmail in Thai though. Normally at the post office they just use the English word for airmail spoken with a Thai accent so I never thought about it. I would just say "Tang Agad" in Thai, which would translate to "By Air or Via Air". I will ask at the post office though what is the official word in Thai for airmail though and let you know.

Here are a couple of prettier new Thai stamps:





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Posted 09/22/2010   06:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add marcbkk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod - I was 2/3 of the way there on the word in Thai I gave you for airmail. The complete word is actually "Jawt-Mye Tang Agaht". Literally translates as "Letter By Air" or "Letter Via Air"
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Posted 09/22/2010   07:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tinus_NL to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely not the prettiest of stamps, but this 1930 airmail from Spain somehow has its appeal for me.
And yes, it's a pair (but couldn't shoot a decent pic of both).



Sorry about the quality of the pic, my scanner isn't working properly...
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Thailand
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Posted 09/22/2010   09:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add marcbkk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some of the ones from the 1930 series Scott #C18-C30 are very nice too. It is a set of 13 and unfortunately I only have 10 out of the 13 stamps. This is one of them:

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Posted 09/22/2010   10:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Aaaaah Goya in another mad moment. :)
I love his work.
I don't have this stamp, and it was nice to visit.
Are the three gargoyles holding boulders?
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Posted 09/22/2010   10:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Welcome Tinus,

Hope you get your scanner up and working soon.

Was the guy perforating your example drunk?
he did a hell of a job on the top row.
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Posted 09/22/2010   12:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tinus_NL to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Probably yes, and thanks rod.
I do have some with proper perforation, although I'm still wondering what the Costa Ricans were thinking when issuing this stamp. Unless it's called air wombat or something, I just don't get it...
And the Chilean stamp is somehow a bit, I don't know...unsettling with all the black and all the sharp edges. But maybe that's just me.

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Posted 09/22/2010   10:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That "wombat" is the Paca
an interesting animal I have recently
seen on a discovery channel.
Apparently a prized and sought after meat

The interesting thing is this stamp was printed
in the govt printing works Tokyo.

The other air just happens to be the black shade of
a large set of similar stamps, with little aeroplanes
and envelopes in the frame.
The 80c was always the curious one for moi.

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Posted 09/25/2010   3:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't recall seeing this one in this thread yet...


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